MAA103 - Accounting for Decision Making

Unit details

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Year2014 unit information
Enrolment modes:

Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Warrnambool, Waterfront (Geelong), Cloud (online)
Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne)
Trimester 3: Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online), Waurn Ponds (Geelong)*

*For Bachelor of Vision Science students only

Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:

A Khan (Trimester 1), J Donald (Trimester 2), R Ryan (Trimester 3)



Incompatible with:


Contact hours:

1 x 2 hour class, 1 x 1 hour seminar per week


Online teaching methods require internet access.  You will need to access substantial learning resources and experiences in CloudDeakin (Deakin’s online learning environment). Compliance with the Standards in computing, connectivity and student capability are a condition on your enrolment.


The unit covers: the impact of accounting; accounting reports; introduction of the accounting equation; classification; analysis and summarisation of transactions; accounting systems and internal control; the management decision-making process; cost concepts for management decisions; importance of budgets in the decision-making process; management of financial resources; techniques to analyse statements; limitations; evaluating performance; evaluating financial position.


Assessment 1 (e-Portfolio group of 2-3 students) - Business plan 3500-4000 words 30%

Assessment 2 (individual or group of 2-3 students) - Student video presentation 10% 

Examination 2 hours 60%

Hurdle requirement: achieve at least 50% of the marks available on the examination.

Unit Fee Information

Student Contribution Rate*Student Contribution Rate**Fee rate - Domestic Students Fee rate - International students

* Rate for all CSP students, except for those who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
** Rate for CSP students who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
Please note: Unit fees listed do not apply to Deakin Prime students.